Meet Amrita Pur – Aisha’s Shefali Thakkur

Even as ‘Aisha’ is all abuzz about Sonam Kapoor, there is another beauty who is set to making her presence felt with the movie. This is Amrita Puri who is seen in the promos of the flick as the one moaning in pain at a salon, as even getting her eyebrows shaped is alien to her!

In the movie, Amrita plays Shefali Thakkur, a simple girl who gets transformed into a chic modern female with Aisha’s (Sonam Kapoor) help.

Amrita comes from a modeling background and has also done some plays. Her father, Aditya Puri is the HDFC Bank head honcho and Amrita has completed her studies from Bombay Scottish School and St Xavier’s College.

“Acting is not considered a long-term career option and there is no security. Dad did have his reservations, but after completing my postgraduation in mass communications with a stint in an ad agency, when I told him that I wanted to follow my dream, he said:, ‘If you are hellbent on it, follow it, ‘” says Amrita.

Aisha came her way through an SMS. “A friend of mine, I had done theatre with, forwarded me a message informing me about the auditions for this particular character. I found it appealing and sent my portfolio photos to the casting agent. After a round of auditions, I was on! This was followed by grooming sessions in voice, diction and dialogue delivery.”

Talking about the project and her role in it, Puri says, “I am the film’s second lead and did think about it. But the role is such that wherever there is Aisha, there is Shefali. So I had no apprehensions about doing the film.”

“My family and friends are excited to see me on screen. Aisha is my first step in Bollywood and I hope to take many more such steps in it,” she adds.


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